Trump thanks Scarborough for saying he looks '20 years younger' than many 2020 Dems

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE on Wednesday offered rare praise for MSNBC's Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughJournalists, political heavyweights pay respects to Cokie Roberts: 'A pioneer for so many' MSNBC's Scarbrough credits Fox's Hemingway for prompting Kavanaugh correction in New York Times McConnell: 'Over-the-top' Moscow Mitch nickname effort to 'smear' me MORE after the "Morning Joe" host said the president "looked 20 years younger than a lot of the 2020 Democratic candidates."

"Thank you Joe and remember, the BRAIN is much sharper also!" Trump said in a retweet of the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard, who had reported on Scarborough's comments Wednesday morning. 


Trump and Scarborough have sparred in public repeatedly since Trump captured the Republican nomination for president in May 2016. 

Prior to that point, Trump had regularly appeared on "Morning Joe" by phone for what some characterized as friendly interviews.

Critics called Scarborough and co-host Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiMattis: 'I don't know how I could have spoken more loudly' against Trump than by quitting In three years of Trump's presidency, who has branded whom? Brzezinski fires back at Trump after he lashes out at 'Morning Joe': 'I'm sad and disgusted' MORE's relationship with Trump a "bromance of convenience" and accused them of "brown-nosing."

But, since then, Scarborough has frequently lashed out at the president, calling him "more of a threat to U.S. than any foreign adversary," while both hosts have claimed multiple times that they think Trump is suffering from the early stages of dementia.

Trump has often fired back at the pair, calling Scarborough "Pyscho Joe" and Brzezinski "Low I.Q. Mika" while targeting their program for what the former television star calls low ratings.